Saturday, January 20, 2018

Big Game Taco Bowl

This is great for watching the big game, an easy lunch, dinner for the kids or anytime.

1 lb ground meat ( lean Beef)
1 T olive oil
1/2 c  chopped onion
1/8 c chopped bell pepper
1/8 - 1/4 tsp  each: salt, pepper
1 c. salsa
1 clove garlic (chopped, crushed)
1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp chopped cilantro
1 lime, juice and zest
1 10 oz package nacho cheese tortilla chips
1 c each: shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, diced tomatoes,
1/2 c sour cream
Non stick cooking spray
4 flour or corn tortillas

Preheat oven to 350' F

Spray taco bowl mold makers with non-stick cooking spray.

With a pastry brush, brush olive oil over both sides of tortillas.

Line the molds with the tortillas.

Place the taco bowl molds on a cookie sheet and bake tortillas for about 7 - 10 min. or until done.

Keep an eye on them so they don't burn.

Take tortillas out of oven, set aside to cool.

Heat saute pan over medium high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add oil. if needed.

Add onions and meat. Brown meat and onions for 8-10 minutes. Drain excess grease from meat (If using lean beef, omit step). 

Add salsa, garlic, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, lime zest and chilies to meat.

Cook for another 4 to 6 minutes or until done. Squeeze some lime juice over meat mixture.

To serve:  Spoon meat mixture in taco bowl. Add nacho chips.

Top with your favorite fixings. 

Serves 4. 

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